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Creativity Crisis

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This book could not have been written without the generous support of my colleagues in the Monash Education Academy (MEA). Associate Professor Gerry Rayner, Dr Kim Anh Dang, Professor Kris Ryan, Dr Mathew Hillier and Kay Ritchie have been unreserved in accommodating my irregular working hours, as have our Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Susan Elliott and Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Zlatko Skrbiš. I am grateful for stimulating conversations with Dr Joy Whitton in MEA, whose recent dissertation on creativity is so useful, as I am for the rich interchange with our participants in the Monash continuing development program. Equally enlarging were conversations with previous members of our team in its earlier incarnations, Professor Darrell Evans (Newcastle), Associate Professor Phillip Dawson (Deakin), Associate Professor Hariz Halilovich (RMIT), Professor Angela Carbone (Swinburne), Jason Ceddia, Dr Thomas Apperley (UNSW) and Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington (ANU). I am especially humbled by Professor David Paganin for reading my typescript so thoroughly and with so much encouragement, just as I am overwhelmed and grateful for the penetrating and big-hearted foreword by Professor David Boud (Deakin). Finally, I would like to thank my family for talking every day about some educational or creative experience and also for putting up with me telling them about mine.

Creativity Crisis

   by Robert Nelson